Sangwoo Youtong Chee Associate Professor of Theology
BSc (Hons) (Witwatersrand, South Africa), PhD (Queen’s, Kingston), MCS (Regent College), PhD (St. Andrew’s, Scotland)
Dr. Ross Hastings, a Zimbabwean Scot, holds PhDs in organometallic chemistry (Queen’s University, Kingston) and theology (University of St Andrews,Scotland). His teaching interests include Trinitarian theology, pastoral theology, theology and spirituality of mission, ethics, and the interface between science and theology. In addition to teaching theology and chemistry, Dr. Hastings has served as a senior pastor in several churches, most recently pastoring Peace Portal Alliance Church in White Rock, BC for 11 years.
Dr. Hastings’s published works include Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West (IVP, 2012), Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation (Fortress Press, 2015) and Where Do Broken Hearts Go? A Theology and Psychology of Grief (in press, Cascade, 2016).
Dr. Hastings currently serves as the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Associate Professor of Theology, specializing in Pastoral Theology, at Regent College. He lost his first wife Sharon to cancer in 2008 after 27 years of marriage. In 2011 he married Tammy Carrillo, who also lost her husband to cancer in 2008. Together they have five children. Dr. Hastings enjoys sport—especially rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis, squash and flyfishing—as well as a wide variety of music.
Areas of expertise
- Trinitarian Theology
- Pastoral Theology
- Deep and Missional Church
- Theology of Jonathan Edwards
- Theology of Karl Barth
- Science and Christianity